Andrea Hubert has certainly earned her stripes on the circuit over the years, performing at top venues across the UK, including Komedia Brighton, Covent Garden Comedy Club, The Glee and Downstairs at the King’s Head. She has acted in sketches with “Top Ten on Twitter” comedian Bec Hill, (also on NextUp Comedy) and performed in 2012 as part of the prestigious Big Value Edinburgh Festival Showcase. In 2016, Andrea performed at her first Edinburgh Late and Live slot, speaking of the experience she says “I survived to tell the tale. That felt like a win.”
Outside of the live comedy scene, Andrea continues to hone her craft in writing and she was commissioned by the BBC to provide voiceovers and sketches for a taster episode of Walk on the Wild Side Series 3. She has also written sketches for E4’s Mad on Chelsea, and as a bit of film buff also regularly writes for the Guardian Guide, specialising in film interviews and features. She has also appeared in 2 episodes of The Debrief’s Thinking Out Loud and made the short film titled The Henchman. Most recently her show Week won the What’s on London Best Comedy Debut show for 2016. We reckon there’s lots more to come from this eccentrically honest stand-up!
Watch Andrea Hubert Stand-Up Special
A surprisingly uplifting debut on medication, night sweats, stoned teenage philosophy and how putting on socks is life’s most challenging and meaningless endeavour. Andrea Hubert points out the inherent difficulty in performing observational comedy from an altered perspective on the world.
See Andrea Hubert Live
Andrea is gigging in around London and in venues in Scotland in early 2018. Dates and further info can be found here.
Originally from Harrow and now living in Finsbury Park, north London, former Guardian Arts Journalist Andrea studied English Literature at Leeds University. Much of the raw material she uses in her stand up stems back to the difficulties experienced in her childhood though, and she talks candidly about the depression that enveloped her school days. “When I was at school, the only acceptably cool affliction was one of the eating disorders. I never liked to be like everyone else, so I pioneered self harm – far less cool but it left room for eating several packets of biscuits in one go if I’d had a terrible day.”
Andrea’s foray into stand-up began in October 2009, and within less than a year she had entered, and become a finalist for, the 2010 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, a competition proud to have launched many household names in comedy such as Russell Kane, Rhod Gilbert and Jack Whitehall to name but a few. She went on to be crowned the winner of the Boom-Tish New Act Competition and runner-up at Laughing Horse, Bath Comedy Festival and Piccadilly Comedy Club New Act competitions. Making waves at the Edinburgh fringe, she performed as part of The Comedy Doodle in 2010, followed by the Big Value Comedy Showcase in 2012 and Tiny Horse Comedy in 2015. In 2016, Andrea performed at her first Edinburgh fringe Late and Live slot. Speaking of the experience she says “I survived to tell the tale. That felt like a win.”